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Spanish police dismantle match-fixing scheme in lower tiers

MADRID (AP) Spanish police have dismantled a match-fixing scheme involving players and clubs in the country's lower divisions.

Musgrove sees opportunity with trade to Pirates

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) Joe Musgrove started in the All-Star Futures Games two years ago when he was a Houston Astros' prospect. Now, the Pittsburgh Pirates hope the right-hander can be a big part of their future.

No. 2 Michigan State has shot to seal share of Big Ten title

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) No. 2 Michigan State can seal a share of the Big Ten title by beating Illinois at the Breslin Center, where three seniors will be honored at their last home game.

Fergie apologizes for NBA All-Star anthem performance

Fergie has apologized for her strange rendition of the national anthem prior to Sunday’s NBA All-Star Game.The singer was widely criticized and mocked for her bizarre, slowed-down jazz version of the anthem, and she told TMZ Sports that she tried to take a

Author Brian Dear talks about the amazing PLATO computing system

 Before Xerox Parc there was PLATO. This amazing computing system came to life in 1960 and by the 1970s was running a number of graphical terminals well before the rise of Xerox PARC and the Alto. This wild little system used some unique hardware and sof

The $20 Wyze security camera gets a sequel with improved intelligence and Amazon Echo support

 The team behind WyzeCam is full of surprises. First they introduced a $20 plug and play security camera in October of last year, and now they’re already back with the sequel. The simply titled WyzeCam v2 is here, less than half a year later, bring

Update for iOS and Macs negates text bomb that crashed devices

 Last week we reported a major bug in Apple operating systems that would cause them to crash from mere exposure to either of two specific Unicode symbols. Today Apple fixes this major text-handling issue with iOS version 11.2.6 and macOS version 10.13.3

Combining augmented reality, 3D printing and a robotic arm to prototype in real time

 Robotic Modeling Assistant (RoMA) is a joint project out of MIT and Cornell that brings together a variety of different emerging technologies in an attempt to build a better prototyping machine. Using an augmented reality headset and two controllers, th

While Trump golfs, survivors hit him for avoiding them, 'he's scared of us, doesn't want to face us'

Donald Trump did a whirlwind tour at a Florida hospital to meet with a small number of survivors and first responders of the Stoneman Douglas Highs School mass shooting before he headed back to Mar-a-Lago to spend the weekend partying at the members-only clu

Report reveals the effects of legalized discrimination on LGBTQ people—and proves its illegality

Human Rights Watch has done it again, releasing on Monday an invaluable—and deeply troubling—report documenting the effects of so-called religious liberty laws that permit discrimination against LGBTQ people, among others. The researchers and authors beh

Midday open thread: President's Day, the nuclear football and Stormy Daniels

Today’s comic by Tom Tomorrow is Another particle blaster incident: What you missed on Sunday Kos … Celebrating the life my mom lived rather than the one we had hoped for her, by Kerry Eleveld How Republicans stole the Second Amendment,

Sickening: WH official tells Washington Post that mass shooting was a 'reprieve' from their scandals

The Trump White House has been faced with one scandal after another from the minute he took office. Last week was a particularly bad one. The adult film star he allegedly had an affair with said her $130,000 hush money agreement was null and void and she w

The Republicans' war on science is slaughtering our children

Campaign Action The proud know-nothings of the NRA and in the Republican party insist that nothing could work to stop gun violence (the bad guy with the gun) while they prop up the industry, flooding our streets with machines of mass destruction. Because, t

Samsung reveals soothing ringtone for Galaxy S9 - CNET

Commentary: You haven't seen the phone, but you can listen to what its default ringtone sounds like right now.

Beltre still the big name for Rangers without big additions

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) Adrian Beltre would bring in some big-time free agents if he was making those kinds of decisions for the Texas Rangers. The veteran third baseman just wants to win a World Series before the end of his career.

ACT Series to race at Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières

A partnership with Festidrag.TV will see the competitors of La Série ACT, the Canadian division of the American Canadian Tour (ACT), compete on the twisty Trois-Rivières street course in a 41-lap, 100km race.That will be the first time that the ACT drivers

Government shutdown once again shows the lies behind deficit hysteria

Why it's just an excuse to hurt poor people

Life sciences startup Avro aims to deliver drugs to children and the elderly through skin patches

 Avro, a life sciences startup in Y Combinator’s current batch, is banking on a method to deliver medications to populations unable to swallow or chew — it will administer them through the skin. Starting with allergy medications, the startup

Algorithmic zoning could be the answer to cheaper housing and more equitable cities

 Zoning codes are a century old, and the lifeblood of all major U.S. cities (except arguably Houston), determining what can be built where and what activities can take place in a neighborhood. Yet as their complexity has risen, academics are increasingl

Chipper Jones on Braves phenom Ronald Acuña: 'He's as good a prospect as I've seen'

Atlanta's Hall of Fame third baseman said of the 20-year-old Acuna's defense: «He's not far off (from Andruw Jones)»

Timothy Chandler makes it 1-1 for Frankfurt against RB Leipzig | 2017-18 Bundesliga Highlights

Timothy Chandler scores his second Bundesliga goal for 2017/18 season.

Jackets' Foligno out 1-2 weeks with lower-body injury

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) Columbus Blue Jackets captain Nick Foligno will miss one to two weeks with a lower-body injury.

Moreland, Red Sox gird for Stanton, Judge, grid-like Yankees

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) As soon as Giancarlo Stanton touched down with their main rivals, the Boston Red Sox were eager to take on New York - the Yankees, or maybe even the Jets and Giants.

FSSD announces 2018 Padres spring training telecast schedule

FOX Sports San Diego will produce 10 games this spring, with a total of 13 games on its schedule.

Polian: Lamar Jackson 'short' and 'slight,' needs to be a WR

Hall of Famer Bill Polian, who built the Indianapolis Colts around Peyton Manning, doesn’t have high hopes for Lamar Jackson as an NFL quarterback.Speaking about Jackson during a segment on ESPN, Polian said Jackson doesn’t have the frame or raw passing a

Verlander speaks out against MLB rule change

In hopes of picking up the pace of play, Major League Baseball made some strong rule changes on Monday. Houston Astros pitcher Justin Verlander is not pleased with one of the amendments.One of the rules states that teams will only be allowed six mound visits

PNB fraud: Banks Board Bureau may wind up in March after Vinod Rai's exit

It is unlikely the government will look for a successor to Rai, sources familiar with the developments said

PNB's haste closed all options to clear debt, Nirav Modi tells banks

Your actions have destroyed my brand and the business and have now restricted your ability to recover all the dues, said Nirav Modi

Rs 114-bn PNB scam: Govt seeks RBI's view on lapses in banking system

In its letter, finance ministry has pointed to sections 35, 35A and 36 of the Banking Regulation Act, 1949, to highlight the powers and functions of the RBI as regulator

Geek Presidents’ Day Deals: Dell PCs, 4K TVs, and more

Today is Presidents’ Day, and that means big savings on loads of products. If you’re looking for a new computer, 4K television, quad-copter, or some other new electronic gear, you’re bound to find […] The post Geek Presidents’ Da

No. 18 Rhode Island can clinch share of A-10 title (Feb 19, 2018)

After suffering its first Atlantic 10 loss in more than a year, No. 18 Rhode Island must pick up the pieces for its next game Tuesday at La Salle.

Pearl, Auburn entering stretch run without another big man

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) Auburn coach Bruce Pearl says center Anfernee McLemore has had successful surgery on his left ankle.

Derek Jeter’s blueprint begins to take shape at Marlins camp

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) At 6-foot-3, Miami Marlins outfield prospect Monte Harrison was surprised he stood eye to eye with new CEO Derek Jeter the first time they met last week.

Chipper Jones calls Johan Camargo most improved player in Braves' system

The Braves’ legend applauds the development of another switch-hitting infielder.

Joey Votto eager for Reds to turn corner, start winning

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) Joey Votto had one of his best seasons - good enough for second in the National League MVP voting - but Cincinnati lost more than 90 games yet again. The first baseman is yearning for the Reds to get back to a level when he's playing fo

All the presidents’ cabins: Why we’re so enamored with these humble log homes

Most of the log cabin memorials built to presidents are based on nothing more than myths and dreams

Real-time Captcha technique improves biometric authentication

A new login authentication approach could improve the security of current biometric techniques that rely on video or images of users' faces. Known as Real-Time Captcha, the technique uses a unique 'challenge' that's easy for humans -- but difficult for attack

Mouse model of intellectual disability isolates learning gene

Adult male mice lacking a gene linked to intellectual disability have trouble completing and remembering mazes, with no changes in social or repetitive behavior, according to new research. This animal model provides a new way to study the role of this gene i

Punishing a wrongdoer more rewarding to brain than supporting a victim

Punishing a wrongdoer may be more rewarding to the brain than supporting a victim. That is one suggestion of new research which measured the brain activity of young men while they played a 'justice game.'
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